Amersham School

Amersham School
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Curriculum

Amersham School offers a flexible and accelerated curriculum designed to engage and motivate students to be the best that they possibly can be.  We are proud of our curriculum, which embeds essential skills to enable our students to be confident and successful lifelong learners, whilst being fun and exciting.

Assessment is personalised and central to our curriculum, supporting our learning and teaching.  Students need to know where they are in their learning, what the next steps are and how best to take them.  An effective partnership between students, teachers and parents is essential.  Personalised minimum expected grades are set, in addition to aspirational targets for every student.

 

There are many occasions throughout the year where progress is monitored and reported on: 

  • Academic Performance Checks, carried out by subject staff four times a year, inform on where each student is currently in their learning.  This is shared with students and recorded in their planners. 
  • Academic Reviews take place during mentoring meetings, when a report on progress towards Minimum Expected Grades can be discussed with the form tutor and targets set to address any barriers to learning. 
  • A Parent-Teacher Consultation Evening where progress can be discussed with subject staff. 
  • A Full Student Profile written by all subject staff once a year with details of current attainment, a commentary on performance and future targets. 

Assessment is recorded on a scale of 1 to 30, with 30 representing an A* at A Level. This gives students a consistent grading system from Year 7 to Year 13. Students can therefore constantly monitor their own progress against their targets.